Monday, April 15, 2013

Week 75: Time to Blog!

Hey there friends!  It's been tough to get anything written lately, but I really need to get some menu planning done for the next few weeks, so I'm on a mission to get back to blogging!  This month, I've planned lots of swimming lessons for all three of my kids, so that means we'll be making a 30-minute drive after school three nights a week and that doesn't leave me much time for 'real' cooking over the next two weeks.  I'm hoping to find some good crock pot recipes. . . I'd love to hear your ideas!

I made some biscuits a few days ago for a meeting at church (and I honestly made them to try some of this awesome jam we received from a recent wedding we attended).  The bride made jam for all of the 150 guests!  She is a total rock star in my book and it is delicious!  She made a few different flavors, but we took home pear/apple with cardamom and also mixed berry with port!  That's the pear/apple in the photo above and I'm totally addicted.  I will have to try my hand at jam making. . .

So, now for the menu this week:

Week 75 Menu

Sunday - Spaghetti with meat sauce, green peas
Monday - Ginger chicken soup, spinach salad
Tuesday - Roasted marinated salmon (from Costco) with mixed veggies
Wednesday - Chicken tacos in the slow cooker, black beans, zucchini, rice (FYI - I also use a whole chicken for this recipe if it's all I have)
Thursday - Braised short ribs, roasted potatoes & sweet potatoes (I've got to use these things soon, so I hope I can get to them this week)
Friday - Leftovers
Saturday - Out to dinner (or breakfast for dinner?)

I hope you all have a great week and as always, I'd love to see what you weekly menu looks like!

Take care,


  1. Luc and I are on a food budget so we are trying to cook at home as much as we can.
    Mon-Luc's chicken in a bag with veggies
    Tues- ground turkey Burritos
    Wed-Dominican Spaghetti
    Thursday-chic in a bag leftovers
    Friday-spaghetti leftovers
    Sat- who knows

    1. You always said the only dominican thing you make is the pork roast! I would love to try the spaghetti! Maybe this summer? Thanks for posting your menu!